Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Lego Giant Philippine Map


     My eldest son had his first Lego set before he turned two. He had fun with the duplo blocks that he continued to play with them even if he acquired new toys. Over the years, we have bought him boxes of Lego duplo and Megablocks (of the duplo size) until his bricks grew in number. 


     Last year, Shell Philippines had a promotion in partnership with Lego and Ferrari. It was such a steal because the Lego cars were sold at around PHP150.00/each, with fuel purchase. That is a great bargain, considering that similar Lego car would set one back at least PHP600.00. 




    My husband bought them all. Making those Lego cars was a bonding moment for my boys.  Aliq had loved puzzles since he was little so he enjoyed the challenge of making the cars even if they were meant for older boys. 

   From then on, Aliq went Lego crazy. And Zayeed being his big brother's copycat went just as crazy. Their collection have grown since then to include Lego pieces in three sizes and with various themes. 




   If there is something Aliq loves as much as Lego, it is Geography. (I find it really puzzling that I spawned someone who has memorized the countries , their maps, capitals and their geographical locations when I can't read a map. I can't even figure out the gps in our car and it gives oral instructions.)


    So he was so thrilled when Lego brought the Lego Giant Philippine Map in the city at SM Lanang Premiere. We've been there twice and we will come back again soon. 



     



     Here are the pictures that Aliq took during our last visit. Forgive the quality, he is only five years old and he was using a tablet. 

       Presenting the icons of the Philippine islands. Parang Nayong Pilipino lang ang peg. 

LUZON

 Basco Lighthouse in Batanes 
The Philippine Rice Terraces in Banawe
Paoay Church in Ilocos Norte
Bangui Windmills in Ilocos Norte
UN World Heritage Site Crisologo Street in Vigan, Ilocos del Sur
Fort Santiago in Manila
Luneta Park in Manila
Malacanan Palace in Manila
Mayon Volcano in Bicol
Subterranean River and Crocodile Park in Palawan
El Nido, Palawan

VISAYAS

Some Hotel in Boracay Island
Chocolate Hills in Bohol
McArthur Park in Leyte
Magellan's Cross in Cebu 
Plaza Independencia and Museo Iloilo

Maskara Festival In Bacolod

MINDANAO


Sitankai Houses in Tawi Tawi
Plaza del Mar in Zamboanga
St. James Cathedral in Zamboanga
Lake Sebu in Cotabato
Surfing in Siargao
Del Monte Pineapple Plantation in Bukidnon
and Ma. Cristina Falls in Iligan City
The Philippine Eagle of Davao City
Kadayawan Festival in Davao City
Pearl Farm in Samal Island
It's More Fun In The Philippines

    SM Lanang Premiere and Lego also created a Lego play area near the map where kids can play with Lego bricks for free. 

Masyadong Excited si Zee. 
They were making a volcano, with the lava inside. 

      Have you been to see the Lego Giant Philippine Map ? It's going to be in SM Lanang Premiere until June 30. Kitakits.